Alumni Athlete Spotlight: Q&A with Sara Langdon

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CSUSM softball gave alumna Sara Langdon (‘18) many memories and teammates she will always remember.

Brittney Scardina, Sports Editor

Sara Langdon was on the CSUSM softball team for four years. She discusses life since graduation and how thankful she is for CSUSM Athletics.  

How are you doing in life since graduating? 

I’m doing great since graduating in May 2018 with a B.S in kinesiology. After going to school and playing softball at CSUSM for four years, it was a shock once I graduated not to have school or practice each day. A few weeks after graduating, I decided to take my Certified Personal Trainer exam through the American College of Sports Medicine and passed. I became a personal trainer and hitting coach for Perseverance Training.

What is your career/work right now? 

Currently, I am a full-time Adaptive Fitness Instructor for a non-profit organization in Oceanside called TERI Inc. I work with children and adults with special needs and develop appropriate fitness programs for them. This semester, I started back at CSUSM in pursuit of a physical education teaching credential. I chose to come back to CSUSM because I had such a fantastic undergrad experience, and I couldn’t imagine going to any other school. 

How have experiences through CSUSM Athletics shaped you into who you are today? 

CSUSM Athletics has shaped me into who I am today because I truly understand the value of hard work. CSUSM Athletics also provided all the necessary tools for me to succeed in the real world. I still use time management skills to figure out scheduling school with a full-time job. I am so thankful for our athletic advisors when I had questions about classes because they understood the sport-school balance. I also met so many amazing people through CSUSM Athletics from many different sports teams. I am currently dating a former CSUSM men’s soccer player, and my current friend group consists of all former CSUSM athletes from volleyball, golf, and soccer! Of course, I am most thankful for my teammates; they truly got me through my college experience, and I don’t know what I would do without them.

Are you still close friends with any teammates you played alongside with? 

Yes, I am still very close with a solid number of people I played with, and I am so grateful for that! Our coach always told us that our teammates would be our friends for life, and she was 100% right. Playing alongside teammates that go through so many different experiences with you aren’t just teammates. They are life-long friends. From tough practices, losses and injuries, to incredible plays, wins and moments, these people are there for you no matter what.

Favorite memory from being an athlete or on the softball team? 

My favorite memory from being on the softball team was our team comradery. It’s such an amazing feeling to be a part of something larger than just yourself and also compete with each other. I am so grateful for my teammates from CSUSM Softball and all the memories they gave me. Go Cougs!

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